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    1. March 21, 2016

      Latin Americans tire of populists as Los Yanquis fall for Trump

      Donald Trump may want to build a wall along the southern border of the US but there are some trends from Latin America...

    2. March 6, 2016

      Venezuela lawmakers announce plan to oust Nicolás Maduro

      A bit of financial juggling may have helped Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s embattled socialist president, stave off a...

    1. February 11, 2016

      Venezuelans add default to list of fears

      Hugo Chávez was credited by some with an ability to use both his charisma and Venezuela’s immense oil wealth to nudge...

    2. January 29, 2016

      Venezuela seeks support for oil production cuts

      Venezuela’s oil minister said he will meet energy officials from Russia and Opec countries next week as he tries to...

    3. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      Inflation in Venezuela surges to 141.5%

      Venezuela has released its first inflation figures in more than a year – and, as expected, they do not make for a happy...

    4. January 12, 2016

      Venezuela’s political power struggle deepens

      The political crisis facing Venezuela deepened after the Supreme Court ruled that any decisions by the country’s...

    5. January 7, 2016

      Maduro overhauls economic team amid Venezuela power struggle

      Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s president, overhauled his economic team on Wednesday, a day after the country’s opposition...

    6. January 4, 2016

      Venezuela sets scene for power struggle country can ill afford

      In Venezuela, where 2015 ended with grenade blasts alongside the fireworks, the new year heralds an explosive showdown...

    7. December 20, 2015

      Venezuelan state goes from bad to worse

      Nicolás Maduro, the Venezuelan president, ranks among the world’s most brutish leaders. This month, his ruling...

    8. December 9, 2015

      Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro rages against poll loss

      Venezuela’s socialist government has reacted defiantly to news that the opposition has won a landmark supermajority in...

    9. December 8, 2015

      Hasta la (cha)vista

      It is hard to overstate the significance of the Venezuelan legislative elections. For the first time since the late...

    10. December 4, 2015

      What to watch for in the Venezuela election

      This Sunday, Venezuelans will elect the 167 members of their National Assembly. The government is likely to lose its...

    11. November 30, 2015

      Venezuela: ‘Ours is a nation of thugs’

      Inside a small house in La Acequia, one of the gritty shantytowns that drape the hills around Caracas, Carlos is...

    12. November 25, 2015

      Mauricio Macri will make a difference beyond Argentina

      This is how socialism ends, not with a bang but with a squeaker. After a commanding lead during the run-up to Sunday’s...

    13. September 22, 2015

      Colombia and Venezuela ease tensions

      Colombia and Venezuela on Monday agreed to ease tensions after a month-long dispute over border security that led to...

    14. September 2, 2015

      Venezuela secures $5bn China loan

      China will loan Venezuela $5bn to boost oil output, the Venezuelan president said in a televised broadcast from...

    15. June 3, 2015

      Guyana tests waters of a ‘new era’

      Jennifer Carbin, who sells food at a rickety stall in Albouystown, one of the most deprived parts of Guyana’s capital...

    16. April 29, 2015

      Venezuela in gold swap with Citi

      Venezuela has turned to Wall Street to help it secure US dollar funding through its large gold reserves as the country...

    17. Nick Butler

      April 19, 2015

      Venezuela – reform postponed

      Can a country with an inflation rate of 70 per cent and a shortage of such basic goods as milk and toilet paper really...

    18. April 17, 2015

      Venezuela steps up nationalist rhetoric as economy worsens

      Flanked by puffy-faced generals, Nicolás Maduro unveiled a 1.2km long flag this week, swore to crack down on businesses...

    19. beyondbrics

      March 11, 2015

      Twitter snapshots show Venezuela's government isolated from its people

      How isolated is Venezuela’s government from the people it supposedly represents? Very isolated indeed, according to a...

    20. March 11, 2015

      Venezuela’s economic woes spark election fears

      In the ramshackle shantytown of Ramo Verde outside the city of Los Teques, Henrique Capriles is pressing the flesh,...

    21. February 15, 2015

      A civilian sacrifice is more likely than a coup in Caracas

      Venezuela’s cartoonish leaders have survived boulders and anvils that would eradicate most governments. For years,...

    22. February 6, 2015

      Venezuelan migrants use Cuban tactics to steer US political debate

      Over cornbread sandwiches and cold beer, the Friday evening conversation at El Arepazo in Doral would quicken the pulse...

    23. January 25, 2015

      Venezuela offers China tough lending lessons

      “God will provide!” So said Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s president, last week following his apparently empty-handed...

    24. January 22, 2015

      Venezuela in a bind as Nicolás Maduro faces default dilemma

      Nicolás Maduro promised “God will provide” after Venezuela’s president returned to Caracas apparently empty-handed from...

    25. January 14, 2015

      Oil price rout forces Venezuela to rethink petro-diplomacy

      Jamaica has its “Hope Zoo”, in Nicaragua garish yellow sculptures decorate the avenues of Managua called “The Trees of...

    26. beyondbrics

      January 5, 2015

      Hello 2015: Argentina and Venezuela - the emperor has no clothes

      By Russ Dallen, Caracas Capital Markets Trying to predict what will happen in South America’s wildest emerging markets...

    27. September 15, 2014

      Venezuela: Whose default is it?

      Did you hear the one about the Harvard professor, the Bolivarian revolution and how to spot a looming sovereign...

    28. September 3, 2014

      Venezuela reshuffle dashes hopes of a change of direction

      Hopes that Venezuela would take a more pragmatic turn were dashed in a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday night in which oil...

    29. July 14, 2014

      Reform drive puts strain on Chávez legacy

      A red graffito of the late Hugo Chávez is sprayed on walls around the Venezuelan capital and nearby towns. Its legend...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      June 25, 2014

      Cocktails for Nicolas Maduro

      Ramon Espinosa/AP A protester throws a molotov cocktail at Bolivarian National Police during a protest against the...

    31. June 24, 2014

      Venezuela confronts volatile fuel dilemma

      Oscar Velasco, a Caracas bus driver from the Carpinteros slum, still remembers the shock rise in gasoline prices 25...

    32. June 15, 2014

      Venezuela signals relaxation of foreign exchange regime

      Venezuela’s oil minister has signalled further relaxation of the country’s complex foreign exchange rate system, saying...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      April 22, 2014

      Caracas clashes

      Carlos Becerra/AFP Police clash with anti-government protesters in Caracas. Oil-rich Venezuela has been rocked by two...

    34. April 21, 2014

      Venezuela sees a pragmatic revolution

      After a year in office, Nicolás Maduro has made little headway in correcting the economic distortions bequeathed by his...

    35. April 14, 2014

      Papal mediator put to test as Venezuela peace talks resume

      When Pietro Parolin was appointed last year by Pope Francis as the Vatican’s secretary of state, the Cardinal said he...

    36. March 18, 2014

      Air Canada suspends Venezuela flights amid fears over violence

      Canada’s biggest airline has suspended flights to and from Venezuela, citing concerns over security after clashes...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      March 6, 2014

      Anti-government protests in Caracas

      Juan Barreto/AFP An opposition activist hurls tear gas back at riot police during a protest against the government of...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      March 4, 2014

      Remembering Chavez a year on

      John Moore/Getty A worker passes a mural of Hugo Chavez at the military barracks where the former Venezuelan president...

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